The Muriel J. Van Orden and Harvey L. Jennings Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creators: Jennings, Harvey L.; Jennings, Muriel J. Van Orden
Title: The Muriel J. Van Orden and Harvey L. Jennings papers
Dates: 1914-1981
Extent: 4 boxes, 1.6 linear feet
Collection Number: 243
Language(s): English
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Library. Special Collections.

Chronology

Harvey Leonal Jennings

1907 February 22 Born, Centerville, Pennsylvania
1929 Graduated, Waynesburg College
1929-1932 Student, Bachelor of Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary
1932 April 14 Ordained, Presbytery of New Brunswick
1932-1946 Pastor, Frenchtown, New Jersey
1946-1947 Pastor, Union Church, Carneys Point
1947-1973 Pastor, Baptist Church, Peckville, Pennsylvania
1973 January 19 Died, Peckville, Pennsylvania

Muriel J. Van Orden Jennings

1905 August 25 Born, Clinton, New Jersey
1928 Graduated, Radcliffe College
1928-1932 Student, Bachelor of Theology and Master of Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary
1940-1966 Co-director with Harvey Jennings of youth conference, Montrose Bible Conference, Montrose, Pennsylvania
1981 Honored for 50 years of service at Montrose Bible Conference, Montrose, Pennsylvania
2000 February 19 Died in Maine

Biographical Information

Muriel J. Van Orden Jennings was the first woman to graduate from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1932 with a Bachelor's and Master's of theology. She married her fellow student, Harvey L. Jennings after their graduation. She served as director of religious education in Frenchtown Presbyterian Church, Frenchtown, NJ, and Peckville Baptist Church, Peckville, PA, where her husband was the pastor. For more than 40 years Muriel ran a Christian bookstore in Peckville. She also gave more than 50 years of service to the Montrose Bible Conference a variety of roles.

Harvey L. Jennings began his ministry with his ordination at Frenchtown Presbyterian Church, Frenchtown, NJ, in June of 1932. He ministered there until his move to Union Presbyterian Church, Carney's Point, NJ, in 1946. After one year of ministry there, he and Muriel moved to Peckville, PA, where Harvey was installed as pastor of Peckville Baptist Church in 1947. He served there until his death in 1973. In addition to his pastorates, he spent 41 years on the summer staff at the Montrose Bible Conference, which he co-directed with Muriel for 25 years. He was also dean of Hyde Park Bible Institute, Scranton, PA, and a professor there for sixteen years.

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Scope and Content

The collection includes report cards, exam papers, college programs, class registration cards, church programs, photographs, administration records of Union Presbyterian Church of Carney's Point, NJ, and scrapbooks.

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Subjects

Jennings, Harvey L.

Jennings, Muriel J. Van Orden

Religious education--United States.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The Muriel J. Van Orden and Harvey L. Jennings Manuscript Collection, Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.

Processing Information

The Muriel J. Van Orden Jennings and Harvey Jennings Collection was accessioned on March 27th, 1996. The finding aid was created by Elaine LaRose in 2005.

Access

There are no special restrictions to access of this collection. It may be examined by library patrons under the normal rules and conditions of Special Collections.

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Arrangement

The arrangement has been slightly modified from its original filing system. Certain files were regrouped to make the finding of material more accessible. Otherwise, original filing remains intact.

Series I: Muriel J. Van Orden Jennings: Education and Achievements

Series II: Harvey Jennings: Education and Ministerial Activities

Series III: Scrapbooks

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Contents

Series I: Muriel J. Van Orden Jennings: Education and Achievements
Box 1: 1914-1981
1:1 4th grade report card 1914-1915
1:2 5th grade report card 1915
1:3 6th grade report card 1916-1917
1:4 7th grade report card 1917-1918
1:5 8th grade report card 1918-1919
1:6 9th grade, junior high school report card 1920
1:7 College Entrance Examination Board 1922
1:8 Junior College: 1st semester grades 1923-1924
1:9 Radcliffe College opening letter 1926
1:10 Radcliffe class exercises 1928
1:11 Dean's List notification letter 1925 April
1:12 Report card: freshman year 1924-1925
1:13 Report card: sophomore year 1925-1926
1:14 College admissions papers 1924
1:15 Residence assignment information 1924
1:16 Commencement program 1928 June 20
1:17 English paper: "Personal Experiences in the Field of Education" 1924
1:18 English paper: "The Tenement Houses of New York City: A slaughter House or a Home?" 1924
1:19 Radcliffe's Class of 1928 50 Year Reunion booklet 1978
1:20 Princeton Theological Seminary class schedule notification 1929-1931
1:21 Class registration card 1928-1929
1:22 Class registration card( 1929-1930
1:23 Scriptural Address to the Graduating Class of 1932 1932
1:24 Seminary Bulletin Commencement Number 1932
1:25 1st Sermon: "Fellowship Restored" 1 John 1:9
1:26 Thesis: "The Work of the Holy Spirit in the Acts ofthe Apostles" 1932 April 1
1:27 Hodge Hall's 95 Theses 1929
1:28 Moody Bible Institute answer sheets for exam 1 1939 March
1:29 Moody Bible Institute answer sheets for exam 2 1939 March
1:30 Moody Bible Institute answer sheets for exam 3 1939 April
1:31 Moody Bible Institute answer sheets for exam 4 1939 April
1:32 Moody Bible Institute answer sheets for exam 5 1939 May
1:33 Moody Bible Institute answer sheets for exam 6 1939 September
1:34 Moody Bible Institute answer sheets for exam 7 1939 November
1:35 Moody Bible Institute answer sheets for exam 8 1939 November
1:36 Moody Bible Institute answer sheets for exam 9 1939 November
1:37 Moody Bible Institute answer sheets for exam 10 1939 December
1:38 Moody Bible Institute answer sheets for exam 11 1940 January
1:39 Moody Bible Institute answer sheets for exam 13 1940 March
1:40 Moody Bible Institute letter of certification 1940
1:41 Philadelphia School of the Bible exam booklet 1 1946 November
1:42 Philadelphia School of the Bible exam booklet 2 1946 November
1:43 Montrose Bible Conference Pamphlet 1981 July 5
1:44 Montrose Bible Conference Pamphlet 1981 July 5
1:45 Montrose Bible Conference Newsletter 1981 October
Series II: Harvey Jennings: Education and Ministerial Activities
Box 2: 1927-1962
2:1 Waynesburg College report card 1927-1928
2:2 Waynesburg College transcript 1929
2:3 Waynesburg College grades and credits 1928-1929
2:4 Waynesburg College Bulletin Alumni Registration 1948
2:5 Waynesburg College Yellow Jacket Commencement Number 1929 June
2:6 Princeton Theological Seminary class schedule notification 1930-1932
2:7 Princeton Theological Seminary class registration card 1930-1931
2:8 Princeton Theological Seminary class registration card 1931-1932
2:9 Princeton Theological Seminary Senior Sermon: "The Door of Opportunity" Rev. 3:8
2:10 Moody Bible Institute Answer Sheets for Exam 1 1939 March
2:11 Moody Bible Institute Answer Sheets for Exam 2 1939 March
2:12 Moody Bible Institute Answer Sheets for Exam 3 1939 April
2:13 Moody Bible Institute Answer Sheets for Exam 4 1939 April
2:14 Moody Bible Institute Answer Sheets for Exam 5 1939 May
2:15 Moody Bible Institute Answer Sheets for Exam 6 1939 September
2:16 Moody Bible Institute Answer Sheets for Exam 7 1939 October
2:17 Moody Bible Institute Answer Sheets for Exam 8 1939 November
2:18 Moody Bible Institute Answer Sheets for Exam 9 1939 November
2:19 Moody Bible Institute Answer Sheets for Exam 10 1939 November
2:20 Moody Bible Institute Answer Sheets for Exam 11 1940 January
2:21 Moody Bible Institute Answer Sheets for Exam 12 1940 February
2:22 Correspondence with William H. Lee Spratt, director, Moody Bible Institute 1939 April
2:23 Letter on grading 1940 March 28
2:24 Letter re second exam 1939 March 16
2:25 Welcoming Letter from Moody Bible Institute 1939
2:26 Letter of Teaching Certification: William H. Spratt 1939 February 17
2:27 4th examination papers of student Mrs. J. F. Peek
2:28 Teacher training: examination 11 questions
2:29 Class Information Pamphlet
2:30 Philadelphia School of the Bible exam booklet 3 1946 November
2:31 Philadelphia School of the Bible exam booklet 4 1946 November
2:32 Philadelphia School of the Bible exam booklet 5 1947 March
2:33 Philadelphia School of the Bible exam booklet 6 1947 May
2:34 Philadelphia School of the Bible exam booklet 7 1947 May
2:35 Philadelphia School of the Bible exam booklet 8 1947 May
2:36 Philadelphia School of the Bible exam booklet 9 1947
2:37 Installation of Rev. H. L. Jennings to Union Presbyterian Church of Camey's Point, NJ 1946 February 13
2:38 Ordination and installation of P. Arthur Brindisi to the First Presbyterian Church of Belvidere, NJ, sermon given by Rev. H. L. Jennings 1942 July 8
2:39 Ordination and installation of Harvey L. Jennings to Frenchtown Presbyterian Church 1932 April 14
2:40 Ordination of Rudolph D. Homchuck at Peckville Baptist Church of Peckville, PA, prayer of ordination given by Rev. H. L. Jennings 1962 June 17
2:41 Anniversaries of Union Presbyterian Church of Carneys Point, NJ 1941
2:42 Church business meeting, Mt. Pleasant, agenda 1939 April 4
2:43 Photographs
House  
Union Presbyterian Church  
Hall decorations for a winter dinner  
Hall winter dinner with congregation, mainly youth  
Hall winter dinner with adult congregation, with Rev. Jennings   
2:44 Administration records of Union Presbyterian Church, Annual Congregational and Corporate Meeting 1946
2:45 Administration records of Union Presbyterian Church, Annual Congregational and Corporate Meeting 1947
2:46 Administration records of Union Presbyterian Church, Financial statement 1946
2:47 Administration records of Union Presbyterian Church, Financial statement 1947
2:48 New church members list
2:49 Church roll
2:50 Contributors' list
2:51 Formula for baptism
2:52 Westminster Shorter Catechism Booklet
2:53 Montrose Bible Conference booklet, Rev. H. L. Jennings, Board of Directors 1978
2:54 The Presbyterian "Israel's Prophets: Jonah", Rev. L. Petrie 1930 December
2:55 The Presbyterian "Israel's Prophets: Joel", Rev. L. Petrie 1930 December
2:56 The Presbyterian "Israel's Prophets: Amos", Rev. L. Petrie 1931 January
2:57 The Presbyterian "Israel's Prophets: Hosea", Rev. L. Petrie 1931 January
2:58 The Presbyterian "Israel's Prophets: Nahum", Rev. L. Petrie 1931 January
2:59 The Presbyterian "Israel's Prophets: Micah", Rev. L. Petrie 1931 January
2:60 The Presbyterian "Israel's Prophets: Zephaniah", Rev. L. Petrie 1931 February
2:61 The Presbyterian "Israel's Prophets: Habakkuk", Rev. L. Petrie 1931 February
2:62 The Presbyterian "Israel's Prophets: Jeremiah", Rev. L. Petrie 1931 February
2:63 The Presbyterian "Israel's Prophets: Ezekiel", Rev. L. Petrie 1931 March
2:64 The Presbyterian "Israel's Prophets: Daniel", Rev. L. Petrie 1931 March
2:65 The Presbyterian "Israel's Prophets: Obadiah", Rev. L. Petrie 1931 March
2:66 The Presbyterian "Israel's Prophets: Haggai", Rev. L. Petrie 1931 March
2:67 The Presbyterian "Israel's Prophets: Zechariah", Rev. L. Petrie 1931 April
2:68 The Presbyterian "Israel's Prophets: Malachi", Rev. L. Petrie 1931 April
Series III: Scrapbooks
Box 3
Bible teaching aid: Course of Lessons for Departmental Graded School Covering Six Departments: vol. 1, beginners
Box 4
4:1 Bible teaching aid: Course of Lessons for Departmental Graded School Covering Six Departments: Vol. 2- Primaries
4:2 Personal scrapbook: newspaper clippings of Muriel's graduation from Princeton Theological Seminary, letters, wedding announcements, and other clippings

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